by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/5/2013) Reds reliever J.J. Hoover collected his second save of the season during Sunday's series finale against the Cubs.
Hoover stepped up for Aroldis Chapman, who was unavailable. He needed 28 pitches as he worked his way around a base hit to secure a 7-4 victory.
Hoover has a 3.07 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP through 15 appearances.
J.J. Hoover needed for mop-up duty
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/3/2013) After Reds closer Aroldis Chapman struggled to preserve a four-run lead in the ninth inning, J.J. Hoover was called on to record the final out during Cincinnati's 6-5 victory over the Cubs Friday. Hoover struck out the only batter he faced -- Darwin Barney -- to register just his second career save in 42 total appearances.
Relievers lock up spots with Reds
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/31/2013) The Reds shored up their bullpen for the start of the season Sunday, providing spots to Manny Parra, Alfredo Simon and J.J. Hoover. All three players are expected to pitch in middle relief.
Hoover gets it done in ninth
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (9/13/2012) With regular closer Aroldish Chapman dealing with shoulder fatigue and setup men Jonathan Broxton and Sean Marshall unavailable, the Reds went with the fourth option for a save in Wednesday's game against the Pirates, J.J. Hoover. Hoover tossed a scoreless ninth, striking out one batter and allowing only a two-out single before shutting the door, for the first save of his major league career, in a 2-1 win. It was awesome, he told the Cincinnati Enquirer. It was a good adrenaline rush.